The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted

Summary: A collection of drabbles set in the Doctor Who universe. Any characters and pairings from the show will be fair game; there will no doubt be both canon and non-canon, depending on inspiration.
Rating: Teen
Categories: Multi-Era
Characters: Amy Pond, Clara Oswin Oswald, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, The Cybermen, The Daleks, The Doctor (Unspecified), The TARDIS
Genres: Drabble, Mixed
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2015.02.07
Updated: 2023.06.06

The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 355: Spectacular
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 308: Bloom at dw100.

Summary: The Doctor takes Martha to an arid desert planet.

Martha has no idea why the Doctor’s brought her here; there’s nothing to see, just endless sand dunes in every direction, beneath a scorching sun.

The sand is too hot to walk on, so they stand just inside the TARDIS doors.

“Why’re we here? It’s hardly thrilling.”


Clouds soon start building on the horizon, rushing towards them; it’s a dramatic sight. The heavens open, rain pours down, but what happens next is worth the wait.

Plants spring up everywhere, flowers blooming as soon as the rain stops. From desert to floral paradise in less than an hour. It’s spectacular!

The End

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